Emily Wickersham joins the team on NCIS as a series regular beginning Tuesday, Nov. 19. She plays NSA Analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism who specializes in international threat assessment and global preparation.
“Emily Wickersham’s Ellie Bishop is proving to perfectly compliment the NCIS team,” said Executive Producer Gary Glasberg. “Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. Great things are planned for Bishop and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on board.”
Wickersham’s character, Ellie Bishop, will be introduced when it is discovered the Secretary of the Navy was bugged during a confidential briefing, a security breach Bishop described in exact detail two years ago in a threat analysis report. Working side-by-side with Gibbs and the team, Bishop cross-examines the case file to help determine who is behind the crime.
Wickersham’s film credits include “Gone,” “I am Number Four” and “Remember Me.” Her television credits include “The Sopranos,” “The Bridge” and “Gossip Girl.”
The 11th season of NCIS is broadcast Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
In what is being called a shocker, actress Cote de Pablo has announced that she is leaving the top rated series NCIS after 8 seasons. As you know, she joined the series in Season 3 after Sasha Alexander decided to leave the show.
“I’ve had 8 great years with NCIS and Ziva David,” the actress said in a statement. “I have huge respect and affection for Mark, Gary, Michael, David, Rocky, Pauley, Brian, Sean, all of the team and CBS. I look forward to finishing Ziva’s story.”
Cote’s contract ended at the conclusion of Season 10, but she will appear in the Season 11 opener entitled “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” to finish out the story arc for her character.
“We respect Cote’s decision, thank her for being an important part of the NCIS team, and for eight terrific years playing Ziva David,” said CBS in a statement. “Cote and CBS share a great respect for the NCIS audience, and we look forward to working with her and the producers on appropriate closure in this chapter of Ziva’s story.”
Story was first reported at TVFanatic.
First out of the gate with its upcoming fall schedule is CBS. If you recall, CBS was number one in the ratings and things are still looking good for the network with many of its shows returning for the fall. See the schedule below.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
8:00-9:30 PM SURVIVOR
Monday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
9:00-9:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (3rd season premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM MOM (Series Debut)
10:00-11:00 PM HOSTAGES (Series Debut)
Tuesday, Sept. 24
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES
10:00-11:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST
Wednesday, Sept. 25
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00-11:00 PM CSI
Thursday, Sept. 26
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM THE MILLERS
9:00-9:30 PM THE CRAZY ONES
9:30-10:00 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY
Friday, Sept. 27
8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS
Sunday, Sept. 29
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE
9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE
10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST
Monday, February 24
10:00-11:00 PM INTELLIGENCE
What was an obvious no brainer, CBS has renewed its veteran series NCIS for an eleventh season. The 10th season has seen NCIS average 21.5 million viewers an episode making it the top ranked drama on television. The network has come to terms with a new contract for executive producer and star Mark Harmon.
“In a world gone niche, NCIS keeps getting bigger, and Mark Harmon continues to define the role of leading man on the #1 show on television,” CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves.
Seems like the showrunner behind the hit series NCIS: LA is taking a page out of the CSI book by spinning off a new series. Sources are reporting that NCIS and NCIS: LA executive producer Shane Brennan will write and executive produce the as yet untitled spinoff. The new characters will be introduced in a two hour episode of NCIS: LA later this season. For more details and information, you can head over here where Deadline Hollywood has more information.
Some thought it would be the FOX series Mob Doctor, others thought it would be ABC’s 666 Park Avenue. Unfortunately for the CBS freshman series Made in Jersey, it is the first casualty of the Fall 2012 season. After only 2 episodes, CBS has decided to cancel the series.
The series debuted with 7.7 millions viewers, but fell off 30 percent during the second episode. Made in Jersey followed a streetwise attorney born and raised in New Jersey joins a posh New York City law firm, where she must defend her clients while surviving her colleagues’ skepticism and her Italian American family’s constant interruptions.